Hurricane Katrina

Vineyarders Join Nation in Aiding Hurricane Relief

Vineyarders Join Nation in Aiding Hurricane Relief

By IAN FEIN

Vineyard Haven neighbors Laura Kimball and Ashley Brede planned to spend a good part of their Labor Day weekend selling lemonade outside their Skiff avenue homes. But when news spread of the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast region, the pair found a new focus for their end-of-summer stand.

Katrina's Wake: Devastation of Hurricane Touches Life on Vineyard

Katrina's Wake: Devastation of Hurricane Touches Life on Vineyard

By James Kinsella
Gazette Senior Writer

Devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina may delay the delivery of the new Steamship Authority ferry Island Home for six months or more.

But the likely postponement of the new $30.5 million ferry for the Vineyard is just one of the ripples reaching the Vineyard in the aftermath of the hurricane, which authorities now say may have left thousands dead in New Orleans and beyond.

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